The Philippines is a country and at the same time an archipelago, i.e. a group of islands, in Southeast Asia. The Philippines is separated from Vietnam in the west by the South China Sea. The Sulu Sea separates the country in the southwest from Malaysia. In the south, the Philippines separates the Celebessee from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In the north, the Philippines is delimited from the island of Taiwan by the Strait of Luzon.
What country does the Philippines belong to?
7107 Islands make up the Philippines, of which 3144 have a name. But only 880 of the islands are inhabited by people, so not even 10 percent of the islands are inhabited. Only eleven islands are larger than 2500 square kilometers. 1000 Islands reach a size of just over one square kilometer. The Philippines is listed as the fifth largest island nation in the world. The coastal length of the Philippines is 36,289 kilometers, which is even more coastline than those around Australia.
What do the islands look like?
The Philippines is the northernmost archipelago of the Malay Archipelago. The mountain ranges mostly stretch from north to south and extend parallel to the sea coasts. The 20 still active volcanoes spew lava from time to time. The small islands are mostly like small mountains. Valleys can be found on the larger islands, here there is a change of mountain landscape, valleys and plains. The main islands of the Philippines are crossed by several rivers, some of which are navigable by boats.
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